Friday, February 15, 2013

Trying a new brand of acrylics

New additions to the studio, this is the first time I use Golden paints and used them to paint this lady, I Love acrylics for they are fast drying and they cover great what`s under but they aren`t easy to handle and maybe for some they might be frustrating, in addition to this, trying a new brand is always something to consider before painting, I learned a lot with this girl and I am not sure if I like Golden yet but I am sure I Love the colors and this specific palette which is from my online class with Misty Mawn, is just wonderful! 

I´m excited for this new mixed media journal, I haven`t tried it out yet but the pages look fabulous and I love the extra large size, I am loving working larger and larger each time and papers that loved mixed media are my favorites after watercolor papers, this are great for practicing and journaling but sometimes there are works that come out great so you can cut the pages easily!


My sweet companion, always looking out the window in the hunt of a little something for the day, she brings a lot of lizards and now she learned that I take them away so she keeps them in her mouth if I`m around and won`t let go!! Lol!

A new sketch on a large canvas, the first painting I did trying out the golden brand, it`s still in progress,(see below),this acrylics are beautiful but they are super expensive due to the fact that they are imported to Mexico and so those who import them have to charge a lot more to make a business out of it so this elevates the costs of this product, that made me hesitate before, but I guess it was worth to finally trying them!

This is also new to me, I loved it for it`s recycling papers and they are beautiful, I still have to see if they are as good as they look but I love that there are people thinking about this.

She`s waiting now, I might finish it over the weekend! 
I hope yours is a lot of fun too!


  1. All these are so pretty and the first one is a stunning work. I like the colors too. I've always heard good things about Golden. I have only bought a couple of colors because they are expensive.

  2. I think you will like the Golden Acrylics, I like the Golden Fluid Acrylics. I love the top picture, beautiful!

  3. I always love everything you do and this is a favorite.
    Been using Golden paints for years,love them !

  4. Moni, your art is so fantastic, you make all kind of color brillant, I love your sensiblity of colors, no matter which one. La sensibilidad que tienes para pintar es increible amiga. LOVE YOUR ART.


  5. This is breathtaking Monica. What beautiful and stunning art work. I keep looking on it. Fantastic.
    Have a nice weekend and my lovely greet

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  7. Beautiful work as always Monica. Golden acrylics are awesome. You'll like them. Thumbs up to you! Take care.

  8. Oh Dear... lizards! :D I love all your paintings and I have the same Canson XL mixed media pads but I haven't tried them yet... hmmm, now where did I put them? lol! You bought the heavy body which tend to be more expensive than the liquid but Golden is expensive. They are difficult to work with, or at least I find them so... never dawned on me to try a different brand, duh! :D
    I really need to check out Misty's classes - your work is continually evolving and beautiful.


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